Former Arsenal and Barcelona player Henry has laughed off Zidane’s dismissal talk as ridiculous given Zidane’s accomplishments with the club since taking over from Rafa Benitez two years ago.
“To even talk about Zizou getting the sack is comical to me with what he has done.
“Can he not have a little pause on the run that he had with his team? It goes with the job, because when you don’t perform they ask questions, but come on, he has done a tremendous job.”
But Henry defended his countryman’s tactics, pushing some of the blame back on the team for underperforming.
“I like to bring it back to when he arrived,” Henry said. “He did something that Rafa Benitez had tried to do, to play Casemiro, and the fans allowed him to do it.
“At the beginning, they were not playing the way Real Madrid fans wanted to see them play, but they were winning games. So people were saying Zizou is a great tactician because he recognised that the midfield needed an enforcer more than four Galacticos.
“He went on to win back-to-back Champions Leagues and everything else, and up until 45 minutes of this game, it was not bad what he was doing.
“Today, for me, shouldn’t kill what Zizou put in place. People will tell me that he has the players, he has this and he has that, but still, Zizou did it by putting in Casemiro.
“The coach can give you a tactic and a plan, but your team need to execute it with what’s happening on the field.”
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